Domino is the name of a small rectangular block, usually wood or plastic, that bears an arrangement of dots or spots resembling those on dice. Each domino has two ends, with one end bearing a number of spots or dots from zero to six and the other blank. There are 28 unique pieces in a typical set. In the context of gaming, domino is sometimes called a bone or men, and a game played with them is known as dominoes or simply as domino.
Domino art involves creating designs on a canvas using dominoes in straight lines, curved lines, grids that form pictures when they fall, and even 3D structures like towers and pyramids. The resulting artwork is often displayed as a piece of wall decor or used as a centerpiece for a party. To create a design, you can use the free Domino Designer software program from Domino Arts or print out templates of pre-made designs on paper.
The domino theory holds that a chain reaction, started by just one occurrence or event, can spread rapidly and influence the future of many events, including wars, political instability, and natural disasters. The Domino Project, a research team at MIT, has developed an artificial intelligence system that can learn to recognize patterns in the sequence of events that lead up to a catastrophe and predict when a series of unfortunate events will occur.
During the 1960s, Tom Monaghan took over the pizza business from James DeVarti and renamed the company Domino’s after a suggestion by a former employee. He also put more emphasis on putting Domino’s pizza restaurants in locations near college campuses, which brought in new customers and boosted sales.
At the same time, technology became an important part of Domino’s operations. The company worked to innovate the way it delivered pizzas, from bringing them on motorcycles to experimenting with robots that would drop them off at the door. In addition, half of the company’s workers are involved in data analytics.
As Hevesh puts it, “A good domino is a task that contributes to something bigger than yourself.” She makes sure each section of her installation works individually by testing it with her computerized equipment in her grandmother’s garage. Then, she builds up her creation layer by layer. The biggest 3-D sections are built first, followed by the straight lines and flat arrangements of dominoes. She also films her work in slow motion to make precise corrections when needed. Hevesh’s goal is to create a work that will be recognized for its beauty as well as its technical achievement. Domino art is her way of expressing herself through the medium.